Congratulatory letter from DPM Heng Swee Keat to US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

Prime Minister's Office | 8 November 2020

DPM Heng Swee Keat has written congratulatory a letter to US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The text of the letter is appended.


DPM Heng’s letter to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

8 November 2020

The Honorable Kamala D Harris
Vice President-elect
United States of America


Dear Vice President-elect Harris,

Please accept my warmest congratulations on your election as the Vice President of the United States of America.

Your victory was hard-earned and comes at a critical juncture. I am confident that under your leadership, the United States will emerge from COVID-19 stronger, exercising its global leadership role in seeking collective solutions to the pandemic.

Singapore and the United States share a deep and extensive partnership, with cooperation in the economic, defence and security spheres. Singapore is the United States’ only Major Security Cooperation Partner. Since 1990, we have provided support for the United States’ military presence and defence engagements in the region. We also work closely on transnational security issues, including counterterrorism and cybersecurity. On the economic front, trade and investment ties are anchored by the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. Singapore’s investments and trade with the United States continue to grow apace.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future to discuss how both sides can enhance bilateral cooperation and strengthen the United States’ engagement of the Asia-Pacific.

Yours sincerely,


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